South Africa

Overcoming acceleration challenges in the South African energy transition (ACCELERATE)

Research project All commitments are on the condition of the Danish Parliament’s approval of adequate funds for development research in the upcoming 2023 Finance Bill. Final grant amount TBA. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to an acceler ...
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Collaboration on Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Cities (CONSUS)

Research project All commitments are on the condition of the Danish Parliament’s approval of adequate funds for development research in the upcoming 2023 Finance Bill. Final grant amount TBA. Objectives and results Competition for space is becoming intense i ...
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities (PaWS) 2.0 – Harnessing blue-green infrastructure to achieve water sensitive futures

Research project The overall aim of this project is to identify opportunities for, and generate knowledge on, the functioning of a network of stormwater infrastructure within a city; and how it can be designed, expanded and aggregated in collaboration with key local, ...
Period: 2022-11-1 to 2025-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 21-M01-KU Total grant: 4,999,591 DKK
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Environmentally and economically sustainable water treatment system for post-mining waste

Research project The environment and water resources in South Africa (SA) are negatively impacted by mining activities. This project creates a research opportunity for treating acid mine drainage (AMD), a type of mining effluent, in an environmentally and socioeconom ...
Period: 2022-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa University of Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa Project code: 21-M10-KU Total grant: 4,985,766 DKK
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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa – ESGUSA-2

Research project Much of Southern Africa is semi-arid, subject to low (400-650 mm/year) and erratic rainfall, implying severe challenges in providing growing populations with sustainable water supplies for domestic, agricultural and industrial uses. The situation is ...
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Managed aquifer recharge in South Africa (MARSA)

Research project Existing freshwater resources are threatened by overexploitation due to population growth, urbanisation, and climate change and many regions experience water shortage. South Africa is a water-scarce country and during the 2017-19 Southern African dro ... First year report Managed aquifer recharge (MAR), the purposeful recharge of water to aquifers for subsequent recovery, is used globally to replenish over-exploited groundwater resources. The primary aim of MARSA is to develop technologies that al ...
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Membrane crystallization for water and mineral recovery

Research project Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. This project has three main ... First year report Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. During the ...
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Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning – GRIP

Research project The project ‘Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning (GRIP)’ aims to complement an existing collaboration on sustainable cities between City of Aarhus and City of Tshwane (Pretoria) in South Africa by adding a strong research component. In close co ... First annual report: The GRIP project is organized in four interrelated work packages (WPs) proceeding as planned: WP1: Four stakeholder workshops have been held with private partners, researchers, and city officials from City of Tshwane (CoT) ...
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